Longing Heart switches broadcast stations, heads to OCN
Timeslip drama Longing Heart has changed networks: Originally set to broadcast on SBS Plus, now Longing Heart has been picked up by OCN, and will air as an 8-episode drama next year. The webtoon-adapted project stars CNBlue’s Lee Jung-shin (My Sassy Girl), Seo Ji-hoon (School 2017), and Lee Yeol-eum (Monster) as its main love triangle.
Lee Jung-shin plays the main character, a math teacher who never forgot his first love, played by Lee Yeol-eum, from ten years ago. Through a fateful chance, he gets the opportunity to go back in time to when he fell in love with her and woo her all over again. His greatest competition is his younger self, played by Seo Ji-hoon, who seems to be suspicious of his every move.
Although OCN is primarily known for its action thrillers, the cable channel has been venturing into the romance territory this year with rom-com My Secret Romance earlier this year and Meloholic set to premiere next week, which features Yunho and Kyung Su-jin in a mind-reading romance. Longing Heart is a pre-produced drama that finished filming on October 25, from the SBS Plus production team headed by PD Min Yeon-hong, who also created hits like Ugly Alert and Her Lovely Heels. While I haven’t heard the best things about My Secret Romance, I really enjoyed PD Min’s Ugly Alert, so hopefully Longing Heart will be more like the latter.
Fantasy romance Longing Heart will air in the same Monday-Tuesday timeslot as Meloholic; that drama is tentatively scheduled to be followed by supernatural romance That Man Oh-soo, which is currently courting Lee Jong-hyun and Kim So-eun. That puts Longing Heart’s premiere in January; it will also be available via the Oksusu app before the televised broadcast.
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